Articles by Madison Machado

Madison Machado is a Fall 2021 intern at LRT Sports. She is currently attending Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, where she is majoring in Marketing and minoring in business administration. She will graduate in May 2022. Madison played 1 year on Sacred Heart’s Softball team, and 3 years as utility/middle infield for Salve Regina’s softball team.
Madison Machado is a Fall 2021 intern at LRT Sports. She is currently attending Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, where she is majoring in Marketing and minoring in business administration. She will graduate in May 2022. Madison played 1 year on Sacred Heart’s Softball team, and 3 years as utility/middle infield for Salve Regina’s softball team.
Contacting Coaches
The Best Time to Contact College Softball Coaches

By Madison Machado|January 13, 2022

It is important to contact coaches when they’re looking for recruits, but how do you know when that is? Let’s first tackle the basics: when coaches are allowed to respond...

Money
9 Tips for Applying for (and Winning) Scholarships

By Madison Machado|January 11, 2022

Scholarships are an amazing way to help pay for college. College tuition is an extreme financial burden and schools don’t give nearly enough merit. Not all athletes can rely on...

Mental Health Book
The Mental Health Manual: Book Review

By Madison Machado|December 13, 2021

The Mental Health Manual is a book written by China McCartney, CEO and founder of Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression Foundation. China is devoted to breaking the stigma around mental...

Benchwarmer
Riding the Bench at a DI School: Is It Worth It?

By Madison Machado|December 7, 2021

Have you always dreamt of going DI? I know I did. My high school self truly believed that Division I was the only option. Some athletes are perfectly happy having...

Time Management
How to Make Your Time More Valuable as an Athlete

By Madison Machado|November 30, 2021

Time management is the most important aspect of being a student athlete. It is absolutely crucial when balancing school, sport, and everything else on your plate. Sometimes it feels like...

Contacting Coaches
How to Know if a Coach is Just Not Interested

By Madison Machado|November 26, 2021

Reaching out to college coaches can be kind of similar to online dating, between typing out the perfect email or bio, trying your best to impress, and attempting to sound...

Contacting Coaches
4 Tips to Stay in Touch with Coaches During the Recruiting Process

By Madison Machado|November 18, 2021

After you have made initial contact with your college coaches, it is crucial to stay in touch during the remainder of the recruiting process. But, this can be tricky.  The...

Health
Importance of Sleep as an Athlete

By Madison Machado|November 4, 2021

42% of student athletes are sleep deprived. Three in five students are clocking in less than 7 hours of sleep.  But, an average young adult requires 7 to 9 hours...

Stress
How to handle ADHD as an Athlete

By Madison Machado|October 26, 2021

ADHD is more common in elite athletes than we may realize. Children with ADHD are drawn to sports because of the positive reinforcement and attention and focus that sports require....

Sports Movies
Countdown to Halloween: The 10 Best Scary Sport Movies

By Madison Machado|October 22, 2021

With Halloween just around the corner, here are the best scary sports movies just in time for Spooky Season! Watch one each night leading up to October 31st! Gutterballs (2008):...

Focus
Priorities for College Athletes

By Madison Machado|October 18, 2021

Sometimes we forget how we should prioritize. Being a student athlete, it is difficult to prioritize anything other than our sport. I remember when I first joined the softball team...

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